Grants

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association Inc.

To support Making Sen$e, Paul Solman's economic and business segments on PBS NewsHour, and related online content

  • Amount $500,000
  • City Arlington, VA
  • Investigator Lee Koromvokis
  • Year 2019
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Radio

This grant provides one year of support to the PBS NewsHour to continue its regular broadcast of Making Sen$e with Paul Solman, a biweekly segment that explains business and economic issues clearly and engagingly to a general audience both on air and online. Grant funds support the production of 25 7-to-10-minute Making Sen$e broadcast segments on major issues facing the American and global economy, such as how populism and the Trump administration are reshaping economic policy, how to interpret the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly jobs report, how the Federal Reserve works, the impact of new corporate tax breaks on the deficit, and trends in the job market, wages, and money management. Additional grant funds will support the production of hundreds of original pieces of web native content that deepen and extend the issued covered in Solman’s on-air segments.

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